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Classic PC Games

Take a step back in time and revisit your favorite DOS and Windows games. The files available in this collection consist primarily of PC demos, freeware, and shareware. These files are the original releases which will require intermediate to advanced knowledge to install and run on modern operating systems. If you would rather simply try some classic MS-DOS games inside your browser you may wish to try the online MS-DOS Software Library. New games are added to this collection on a weekly basis.

Specific news regarding major updates can be found on our website Demu.

If you are the copyright holder of a classic computer game and would like the full version of your work to appear in the archive please e-mail me at swizzle@demu.org. I'm also more than happy to answer questions and fill requests.

Compatibility Information
The majority of these games will not run correctly on modern operating systems. For DOS titles you will need to use DOSBox. You can find an easy to follow DOSBox tutorial here.

Most Windows titles will need to be run through Windows Virtual PC under the appropriate version of Windows for full functionality. Some titles may *mostly* work by simply configuring them to use a compatibility mode.

If you are running Linux, BSD, Solaris or Mac OS X, Wine will run most of the older Windows based software (and DOSBox).


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Classic PC Games
by Jordan Trudgett
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In Ardentryst you play as a hero who sets out to save the world from a mage that has turned evil. You fight your way forward in different levels, gaining gold and experience. The fighting system involves using combos by pressing different keys, to do various moves. You can play as two different characters, a mage or a fighter. Each has their own path towards the boss in the end. Completing the games takes little time, but there are extra quest you can take, like slaying that many of that type...
Topics: Windows games, Vintage computer games, Action games
Classic PC Games
by Sugar Games
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favorite 3
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Wendy is trying to build up a fitness and wellness empire like her sporty uncle has done. She is moving up in the world with nothing but hard-earned money, her skills and a good steady hand on the mouse - Yours! The game requires you to help customers get around in the wellness centers that Wendy builds. Wendy needs to help people get trimmed, tuned and brushed up, so that they can continue in the life where this is required. You get athletes, dancers, grannies, and CEO's alike all coming to...
Topics: Windows games, Vintage computer games, Simulation games
Classic PC Games
by jayenkai
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Again jayenkai took two different (but well known) game concepts, mixed them together and created something new and fresh from it. This time he took Pacman (or Blockman as he calls him), put him in the obligatory maze, removed the ghosts and the timer and added a puzzle element. Now it is your task to make your way through the maze and eat a certain amount of pellets while doing so. If you succeed, every extra pellet you eat means a bonus point, if you fail and get to a field where is no pellet...
Topics: Windows games, Vintage computer games, Puzzle games
Classic PC Games
by Edit Mode Games
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>>There are stories...an urban legend of sorts with a twist of truth to them - of people going to sleep one night, and then waking up in a bizarre, surreal world. After getting their bearings, they always find that they are at the base of a huge tower, which appears to go on forever. Those who have survived this ordeal all say that upon seeing the tower, they were struck with the urge to climb it, as if their very survival depended on it. However, attempting to probe any deeper into what...
Topics: Windows games, Vintage computer games, Action games
Classic PC Games
by Distractionware
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Don't Look Back is a minimalistic retro mix of platformer and shooter while also being a version of Orpheus and Eurydice legend. Standing at your lover's grave you descend with a handgun to the underworld hoping you can bring the deceased soul back to life. Atmospheric and difficult. This one is a must-play(-through)!
Topics: Windows games, Macintosh games, Vintage computer games, Action games
Classic PC Games
by The Proper Undead
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You wake up in a cave and all of a sudden a beacon light drops down to you. You have to keep up with the light that is your only hope not to be swallowed by the hopeless darkness. So start running and jumping, grabbing and avoiding so the light wont fade away along with your life. Atmosphere in abundance, and a great game awaits.
Topics: Windows games, Vintage computer games, Action games
Classic PC Games
by Vertigo Games
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Action/strategy game with ecological theme. Your goal in each level is to guide pollution clouds from factories to air cleansing facility by changing direction of the wind with your "hurricane" pointer. Clouds shouldn't touch the pointer or high pressure winds areas, otherwise your global warming meter increases and if it reaches 100% you lose. There are sixteen levels and arcade mode, available when all campaign levels are beaten with perfect score.
Topics: Windows games, Vintage computer games, Action games
Classic PC Games
by jayenkai
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Tetris spiced with a little bit of Arkanoid in which your standard task of building lines of blocks is constantly ruined by a destructive "ball" (in fact a square block) running all over the playing field. There are three game modes and nine difficulty levels affecting speed of falling blocks. You can also choose to play with up to six balls or without them, making Tetripong a standard Tetris game.
Topics: Windows games, Vintage computer games, Action games
Classic PC Games
by sebygames
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Casual block-removing game with three modes. You can only remove the tiles of the same colour and connected to each other. In normal and motion modes the goal is to survive as long as possible, before tiles reach the top. The difference is, normal mode is turn-based, so new line of tiles appears every time you make the move. In motion mode new line appears only after a while. Classic mode begins with the full grid and the goal is to remove all (or almost all) tiles. Another difference is that...
Topics: Windows games, Vintage computer games, Puzzle games
Classic PC Games
by Christiaan Janssen
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GunFu Deadlands is a pseudo-isometric wild west themed shooter featuring ten levels to beat. The goal in each level is to exterminate all bad guys on screen. You move your character with keyboard and aim and shoot with mouse. Contrary to majority of shooters enemies don't run straight at you like mindless zombies, usually stay in cover and are pretty much as fast as you and can kill you on spot, so both fast hand and stealth abilities are required. Thankfully, you can see which direction your...
Topics: Windows games, Vintage computer games, Action games
Classic PC Games
by Danny Boyd
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A nice remake of the old cult game "Miner 2049er" that was developed by Bill Hogue in 1982 and published for the Atari 2600, Apple II and C64. Help Bob to clean his mine from the toxic waste and avoid all the evil creatures and mutants. But be careful: Once you jump down, you might not be able to reach the upper platforms again. Very nice graphics and a retro soundtrack make this game well worth playing. Version 1.3 comes with 25 levels and a local highscore table.
Topics: Windows games, Vintage computer games, Action games
Classic PC Games
by Alex May, Rudolf Kremers, Brian Grainger
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Dyson is a realtime strategy with much of the content generated procedurally. The goal in each level is to colonize the asteroid belt with your seedlings before AI opponents do the same. You start with one asteroid and a couple of seedlings which you can use in variety of ways: send them to colonize nearby asteroids (sometimes through fight with enemy seedlings) or use them as material for planted trees. There are two types of trees: Dyson which produce new seedlings and defensive which produce...
Topics: Windows games, Vintage computer games, Strategy games
Classic PC Games
by Cactus
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Do you have what it takes to beat four opponents? Are you ready to go face to face with a friend to see who's the ultimate champion of ping pong? Prepare yourself to be blown away by this incredible sports simulation, unlike anything you've ever played before! Arcade table tennis with incredible attention to detail. Considering that there are 6 kinds of moves - serve, normal, chop, loop, slow and smash and you can respond to each with 5 (you can't repson with serve of course) it...
Topics: Windows games, Vintage computer games, Sports games
Classic PC Games
by GameTop.com
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5 Realms of Cards is a different kind of card-game. You don't play solitaire or such in this, and you don't have to compete with computer opponents who have clearly been playing tournaments for years. This game is all about trivial gaming for fun. You travel the 4 realms of the different colors of cards, and then a 5th for jokers. When you enter a realm of say diamonds, the card games are mostly based on diamonds, though the different types of games are more or less the same, but with a lot of...
Topics: Windows games, Vintage computer games, Board games
Classic PC Games
by GameTop.com
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Voyage Puzzle is a ball-matching puzzle game. The goal in each level is to remove all tiles from the board within the given time period. To break the tile you need to create the chain of three or more identical balls which will adjoin it. Later levels introduce more complex boards where it's more difficult to match balls and tiles which are harder to destroy - they either need more chains to break them or are locked. To break the locked tile you need either to use a bonus key or to create a...
Topics: Windows games, Vintage computer games, Puzzle games
Classic PC Games
by Ben304
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Sally is taking a walk outside one fine day when she comes across a strange box. Curious as to who would leave such a strange box lying around, she opens it - only to find herself in a very strange place indeed. Left for actions, right for examinations. Things start pretty easy and once you prepare yourself for another half-baked clickfest...kaboom. Inventiveness explodes. Those who say "puzzles" when they think "adventure" are not dead yet. And even the philosophical...
Topics: Windows games, Vintage computer games, Adventure games
Classic PC Games
by SCF
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"It is the year 1545. A long period of peace between the Kirgard kingdom and the State Union of Zelmony is about to come to an end. Despite efforts from Chancellor Ryan of Zelmony to maintain good relations, there is a mutual sense of distrust running deep through both countries, making diplomatic action difficult. The point of conflict: Helman Island, a disputed area in a strategic position between the two enemies. Claimed by both nations, ownership of the island has changed repeatedly...
Topics: Windows games, Vintage computer games, Role playing games
Classic PC Games
by Aloan Moreira
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A tribute game to "Pitfall II - The Lost Caverns" in wonderful retro style. Developer's description: "You're Larry, who while visiting an indian tribe in the Amazon, has come to ask the Chief's daughter in marriage. It was a daring wish, all the tribe thought! And so the Chief decided to throw a challenge. He said: Larry, if you prove to me that you are a brave man for the love of my daughter, you shall have my blessing. Your challenge is: To bring the 3 super treasures that are...
Topics: Windows games, Vintage computer games, Action games
Classic PC Games
by Alexandre Martins
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Open Sonic is an open source platformer featuring two playable "zones" divided into three levels each, three characters from Sonic universe (Sonic, Knuckles and Tails) and cooperative play (but limited to one activity only). While current version of the project is only 0.1.4 it is the last one named "Open Sonic". Next version, called Open Surge, will be 0.2.0 and will be completely original game, albeit using identical gameplay mechanism. The goal in each regular level (both...
Topics: Windows games, Linux games, Vintage computer games, Action games